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Soccer: Louisiana's Surpris Competing For Haiti In Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship
First-year assistant coach looking to help secure first-ever Olympic berth for Haiti
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns assistant soccer coach Chelsea Surpris looks to punch her ticket to the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics beginning next week when she competes with the Haiti National Women's Soccer Team at the 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
The 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship will kick off with an initial group stage between January 28 – February 4. Group A matches will take place at Houston's BBVA Stadium on January 28, 31, and February 3. Group B matches are set for January 29, and February 1 and 4, at the HEB Park, in Edinburg, Texas.
After group stage round-robin play the top two finishers from each group will move on to the semifinals. The two semifinal matches, which will determine the two qualified teams to the Olympics, will be played on Friday, February 7, at the Dignity Health Sports Park, in Los Angeles. The final match, between the semifinal winners, will also be played in Los Angeles, on Sunday, February 9.
Surpris, who joined the Ragin' Cajuns Soccer program last October and helped Louisiana to a 9-8-3 record, took part in a 1-1 draw against Canada in a friendly on Monday.
After a four-year collegiate career at Texas, Surpris earned national and international experience beginning in 2011 as a USYSA U-14 National Champion. Surpris was a member of the USA U17 Girls' National Team in 2013 and was an ECNL U-18 National Champion in 2014.
Surpris was included as part of the U.S. Women's U20 National Team Player Pool and attended the id2 Player Development Program National Camp in Portland, Ore.
Haiti will open its 2020 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying schedule on Tuesday (Jan. 28) in Group A against the United States at Houston's BBVA Stadium. Surpris and Haiti will then face Costa Rica on Jan. 31 before wrapping up Group play against Panama on Feb. 3.
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2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Schedule
All times are Central
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
01: 5 p.m. – Costa Rica vs. Panama
02: 7:30 p.m. – United States vs. Haiti
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – HEB Park, Edinburg, Texas
03: 4:30 p.m. – Canada vs. Saint Kitts and Nevis
04: 7 p.m. – Mexico vs. Jamaica
Friday, January 31, 2020 – BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
05: 5 p.m. – Haiti vs. Costa Rica
06: 7:30 p.m. – Panama vs. United States
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – HEB Park, Edinburg, Texas
07: 2:30 p.m. – Saint Kitts and Nevis vs. Mexico
08: 4:30 p.m. – Jamaica vs. Canada
Monday, February 3, 2020 – BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
09: 5 p.m. – Panama vs. Haiti
10: 7:30 p.m. – United States vs. Costa Rica
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – HEB Park, Edinburg, Texas
12: 5:30 p.m. – Canada vs. Mexico
11: 7:30 p.m. – Jamaica vs. Saint Kitts and Nevis
Friday, February 7, 2020 – Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles, Calif.
13: 6 p.m. – 1B vs. 2A
14: 9 p.m. – 1A vs. 2B
Sunday, February 9, 2020 – Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles, Calif.
15: 5 p.m. – W13 vs. W14
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